A compositional narrative for the musical work entitled The lantern of Diogenes

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott, Cleve L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, D. Jason (David Jason) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:06Z
dc.date.created 2000 en_US
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z765 2000 .S65 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186875
dc.description.abstract This composition is arranged for string ensemble (first and second violin, viola and cello), flute, oboe, piano, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, drum set and auxiliary percussion. Overall, the work follows a standard four-section format in a fast-slow-fastfast order. However, the individual sections experiment with the nested repeats form and with bifurcation of the Fibonacci Sequence to determine the length of the cells which make up the form. The individual sections display various styles including a Webern-like pointillism and Latin rhythms. The concept of non-narrative performance instructions is also experimented with in the work. Throughout the piece, projected (or otherwise displayed) words are to shown to the audience. These words along with the music are intended to comment upon the nature of the search for knowledge. The accompanying narrative details each of the four sections in regards to form, instrumentation, harmonic material and melodic content. The discussion at the end of the narrative covers the composer's impressions about the success of this musical experiment.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent i, 29, 76 leaves : ill., music ; 28 cm. + 1 sound cassette. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Instrumental music. en_US
dc.subject.other Diogenes, -approximately 323 B.C. -- Songs and music. en_US
dc.title A compositional narrative for the musical work entitled The lantern of Diogenes en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on approval sheet: Lantern of Diogenes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.M.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1178350 en_US


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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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